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  • 20850 Oatlands Plantation La. (Rte. 15) Map It
  • Leesburg
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 01/10/2017

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Five miles south of Leesburg on Route 15, Oatlands is a former 3,408-acre plantation built by a great-grandson of Robert "King" Carter, one of the wealthiest pre-Revolution planters in Virginia. The Greek Revival manor house was begun in 1804 in the Federal style; a stately portico and half-octagonal stair wings were added in the 1820s. The house, a National Trust Historic Site, has been meticulously restored, and the manicured fields remain host to equestrian events from spring to fall. Among these is the Loudoun Hunt Point-to-Point in April, a race that brings out the entire community for tailgates and picnics. The terraced gardens here house boxwoods, roses, a reflecting pool, and the Carter tomb. Guided tours of the home and grounds are available daily.

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20850 Oatlands Plantation La. (Rte. 15), Leesburg, Virginia, 20175, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Closed Jan.–Mar.

Published 01/10/2017


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